WORCESTER Warriors have boosted their bid for survival with the signing of talented fly half Ryan Lamb from Leicester Tigers.
The 27-year-old arrived at Sixways on Monday and he could be in line to make his debut as early as Saturday when Warriors take on Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens.
The capture of the former England Saxons stand off is likely to be seen as a major coup for Worcester, who were condemned to a 13th successive Aviva Premiership defeat this season by Leicester Tigers last Friday.
Lamb has amassed 932 points during a career which has seen him play for Gloucester, Northampton Saints and London Irish before his unsuccessful move to Leicester last summer.
His experience in the Premiership is set to make him a valuable asset to director of rugby Dean Ryan who previously worked with the mercurial fly half during his time at Kingsholm.
“I am looking forward to renewing my relationship with Ryan at the Warriors where we have a different challenge to those we have faced before,” Ryan said.
“When the chance to bring him here came up, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to add another talented English back to the team here at Worcester.”
Lamb, who has also racked up 302 points during 42 matches in the Heineken Cup, said he was relishing the challenge of helping Warriors steer clear of relegation.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Leicester but a lack of game time meant that when the opportunity to join Worcester came up, I didn’t want to pass it by,” Lamb added.
“I’ve obviously worked with Dean before at Gloucester and, after finding out what he’s building at Worcester, I was excited and wanted to be part of that journey and part of that new culture.”